Category Archives: Sexual Abuse

Thank You to My Fellow Hillsborough County Lawyers for Selecting Me as Tampa’s Top Criminal Defense Lawyer

This month I was honored by my peers by being voted as Tampa’s top criminal defense lawyer. I am truly touched by this and while I am very proud of the work we do, I know there are a number … Continue reading

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We Must Not Tolerate the Use of Secret Software in Our Criminal Courts

A recent article published in Slate.com by Rebecca Wexler, a fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and visiting scholar at Berkeley School of Law’s Human Rights Center, highlights a real problem – the inability to test the efficacy of … Continue reading

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When Silence is Not Golden

I am now convinced that I live in a weird parallel universe. As every American knows, the United States Constitution secures the right of every person not to incriminate him or herself. Since the famed Miranda vs. Arizona opinion, in … Continue reading

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Tools For Your Toolbox: Sample of Motion Used in Miami

Last Wednesday, August 17, 2011 a Miami Judge dismissed 39 drug charges, finding Florida’s drug possession law facially unconstitutional. The ruling follows an earlier ruling by a federal district court judge reaching the same conclusion. Below is a sample motion … Continue reading

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Florida’s Drug Statute Declared Unconstitutional

Yesterday, July 27, 2011, Federal District Court Judge Mary Scriven declared the criminal section of Florida’s Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (893.13) to be unconstitutional on its face. (See Shelton v. Department of Correction, et. al., Case No.: 6:07-cv-839-Orl-35-KRS … Continue reading

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Thanks for Muddying the Cloudy Waters

In March of this year, in a blow to common sense and an ode to splitting hairs, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in the case of Pantoja v. State, (Florida Supreme Court No. SC08-1879 March 3, 2011). In … Continue reading

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